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OpenAI’s DALL E 2 Has Potential to Disrupt Graphic Design Industry

Artificial intelligence is disrupting the graphic design industry, with OpenAI’s DALL E 2 image generation model potentially displacing human graphic designers.

DALL E, the AI ​​system that creates realistic images and art from a description in natural language, is now available in beta. Last week, the company began the process of inviting 1 million people from its waitlist over the coming weeks.

Beta users will receive 50 free generations per month and will be able to purchase 115 additional generations for $15. Each generation will produce four images for approximately $0.03 per image. According to ARK Invest’s estimates, the compute cost to generate an image — the inference cost — is roughly $0.005 per image, suggesting a business model with 80%+ gross margins, in line with best-in-class SaaS companies, ARK wrote in a recent newsletter.

Notably, OpenAI is not restricting the commercial use of its generated images, ARK wrote. OpenAI announced last week that users get full usage rights to commercialize the images they create with DALL E, including the right to reprint, sell, and merchandise.

According to ARK, tools like DALLE-2 should democratize access to creative content, enabling anyone to generate rich content — including still images, music, and video — instantly at a minimal cost.

Based on a recent ARK survey, to generate moderately complex images on par with those produced by DALL E 2, human labor would cost around $150, assuming 5.25 hours of human input at an average hourly wage of ~$29, ARK wrote.

“For perspective, with DALL E 2 OpenAI customers could produce 5,000 images for the price they would pay a graphic designer to produce a single image,” ARK wrote. “In our view, to achieve success in this new world, graphic designers will have to harness powerful, generative AI tools like DALL E 2 to compete and serve their customers well.”

Investors looking to gain exposure to the lucrative AI industry should consider the ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (ARKQ). Companies within ARKQ are focused on and are expected to substantially benefit from the development of new products or services, technological improvements, and advancements in scientific research related to, among other things, energy, automation and manufacturing, materials, artificial intelligence, and transportation.

For more news, information, and strategy, visit the Disruptive Technology Channel.


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15 Best Kitchen Gadgets Available on Amazon 2022

making a smoothie at home

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Whether your goal this year was to strengthen your skills in the kitchen or you’re obsessed with testing out viral trends from TikTok, we found incredible kitchen gadgets on Amazon that allow you to cook smarter, not harder. Amazon is filled with everything you need to improve your cooking prep time no matter the meal (so you can rest easy until your dinner guests arrive). Thankfully, Amazon’s fantastic coupon page and outlet section includes finds you won’t think twice about purchasing.

We searched high and low to find clever kitchen gadgets and appliances that can shorten how long it takes you to prepare dinner. From the ever-popular salad spinner to a rapid egg cooker, these clever gems make the perfect hostess gift for any season! A majority of the must-haves on this list are under $50, so you won’t break the bank while elevating your cooking style.

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7-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Gift this to the veggie lover in your life or use it as an innovative way to get your kids to eat more veggies. The adjustable blades can slice any vegetable and even includes four recipe Ebooks!


Snap N Strain Pot Strainer and Pasta Strainer

Enjoy a steamy facial from hot paste without worrying about burning your hands thanks to this silicone paste strainer that attaches to your pot.

For one reviewer, the pasta strainer is worth the purchase. “This thing is so handy! No more pulling a stainer out when you have this little gadget. It fits on all size pots and pans. When you are done you just pop it in your dishwasher and put it back.”


KitchenAid KHB1231IC 2-Speed ​​Hand Blender

If you are low on counterspace, you can quickly whip up a delicious milkshake, smoothie, or soup with a hand blender. The S-shaped fixed blade effectively chops up fruits and veggies.


Ninja BL660 Professional Compact Smoothie & Food Processing Blender

Or, if you can spare some room, invest in Ninja’s 72-oz. blender. It even includes reusable, dishwasher-safe to-go cups and spout lids.

Here’s a best-selling purchase you can’t knock until you try it. With a six-egg limit, you can boil, poach, or scramble eggs—or better yet, create an omelette with one press of a button! The gizmo auto shuts off, so you don’t have to run back and forth from the kitchen.

With over 100,000 ratings averaging 4.7 stars, this egg cooker is an absolute must-have. One reviewer states, “If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg—no guesswork.”


Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener

Using a manual can opener can cramp your hands and be pretty intimidating to use. This automatic can opener has a push-down lever and includes stainless steel scissors. What more could you want?


OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

You’ve likely seen this salad spinner everywhere—and for about $30,

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These gadgets could make or break your next road trip

Tools for the road that can improve the driving and riding experience every mile along the way.  (Dreamtime/TNS)
Tools for the road that can improve the driving and riding experience every mile along the way. (Dreamtime/TNS)

ATLANTA — Crumbs, odors, discomfort — they can all ruin a good road trip with the family. For children, sitting in a vehicle for hours on end can be daunting. For parents who are unprepared, a road trip can be derailed by gas station stops for last-minute supplies. Ensure your road trip doesn’t bring the family fun on your vacation to a screeching halt by gearing up before the big drive.

Here are a number of different items that can improve the driving and riding experience every mile along the way.

Voice activate your space

Music and movies are road trip staples, but they can be dangerous. Taking your hand — and your attention — off the wheel can lead to tragedy on the road.

Keep your family safe, and your record clean, by using Apple’s Car Play or Android’s Auto systems to make your vehicle’s entertainment center voice activated.

1. Plug your phone into your vehicle’s dashboard.

2. Activate the Car Play or Auto feature from your phone.

3. If your vehicle features a voice to speech button, press it. Otherwise, say “Hey, Siri” for iPhones or “Ok, Google” for Androids to enable voice activation.

Radar detector

To increase the safety of your drive even further, consider purchasing a radar detector. A high quality radar detector comes equipped with a GPS to ensure that you can find your destination in areas with spotty phone service. The detector will also keep you notified of what’s ahead — traffic lights, speed limit changes, traffic — ensuring that your road trip is as efficient and safe as it is fun.


For children, long road trips can be daunting. It can be difficult to stay in one place for hours on end without some distraction. Keep your kids entertained by purchasing a tablet and installing a collection of child-friendly games.

Gel seat cushions

Sitting in one place for hours can become uncomfortable, especially for people who suffer from back pain. Take the stress off of your body and your mind off of the discomfort by bringing along a quality gel seat cushion that better supports your spine.

Using a gel seat cushion will help ensure that you are not only comfortable for the ride to your vacation spot, but that you are also ready and capable of moving around freely and enjoying yourself when you reach your destination.

Car diagnostic scanner

Many miles from home, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a broken-down car. So, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape before the rubber meets the road.

Taking your vehicle to a local mechanic’s shop can be costly and time consuming, but there is another way. A car diagnostic scanner, which can be purchased online or at many auto parts retailers, will allow you to check your car’s engine, ABS, airbags and other features in real

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Programming Glitch Left American Airlines With 12,000 Flights in July Without Pilots

A programming error with the system used to roster flights to pilots at American Airlines allowed flight crew left the Dallas Fort Worth-based carrier with 12,000 flights in July without any pilots rostered to actually fly them.

The glitch appears to have occurred on Friday when the roster software, which is called the trip trade with open time systemerroneously allowed pilots to drop blocks of flights known as ‘sequences’ which had already been assigned to them back into the system.

The error was apparently picked up by hundreds of pilots who collectively dropped 2,000 sequences back into the trading system. The dropped sequences accounted for around 12,000 flights or 37,000 flying hours, according to insiders quoted by Twitter source @xJonNYC.

As American Airlines scrambled to rectify the issue, the union that represents AA’s pilots pointed the finger of blame at “mismanagement” within the airline. The Allied Pilots Association suggested it would use the fiasco as a bargaining trip in contract negotiations to win incentives for pilots to work over holiday periods.

In a statement, a spokesperson for American confirmed the glitch, saying: “Our pilot trip trading system experienced a technical issue. As a result of this technical issue, certain trip trading transactions were able to be processed when it shouldn’t have been permitted.”

“We have restored the vast majority of the affected trips and do not anticipate any operational impact because of this issue,” the statement continued.

All eyes are on the major US airlines heading into the Independence Day weekend over fears that the slightest disruption could unravel into a major operational meltdown.

American Airlines recently offered pilots a pay rise of up to 16.9 percent as part of a two-year offer. Negotiations with the Allied Pilots Association continue and the deal has not yet been accepted by pilots at the carrier.

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Mateusz Maszczynski

Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt’s industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.

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